Archive for December, 2014
Bamboo does more than pho and spring rolls, including this turmeric-marinated catfish with traditional fixins. Chase Martinez

Spring Roll Mecca

Bamboo Pho offers 15 variations on the Vietnamese staple — and more.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s the bad news about Bamboo Pho & Spring Rolls, the Vietnamese eatery just north of I-20 in Arlington: The service was spotty on a recent Saturday afternoon. The place seemed understaffed for a moderately sized weeke...


The 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

Fort Worth author Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series draugs on.
ALEX TYLER
At a time when vampires have become their own little entertainment industry, paranormal creators have to work hard to distinguish their work from all of the ripoffs of Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries already out t...



Ava Pine sings with FWSO, Mon.

What Are You Doing New Year’s?

BIG TICKET
Here’s an interesting fact: The city of Vienna has long boasted of opulent festivities to ring in the new year, but it was only in 1939 that the Vienna Philharmonic joined in, with concerts of Austrian (pointedly not German) ...


Mike Scaccia is remembered in this image posted on Bruce Corbitt's Facebook page.

R.I.P. Mike Scaccia

STEVE STEWARD
Mike Scaccia died doing what he loved. The Arlingtonian shredder suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 47 last Saturday at The Rail, where he was performing with his band Rigor Mortis, a groundbreaking thrash outfit whose...



Harry Baur in "Les Misérables"

DVD Review: “Les Misérables”

Kristian Lin
Calm down, Les Mizzies. I haven’t somehow obtained an advance copy of the DVD of the movie musical that’s currently playing in theaters. Instead, I’m using the occasion to point you toward the 1934 French-lang...


ghostbreakers

“Ghostbreakers” Viewing Party at Texas Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
The satirical “paranormal reality” comedy Ghostbreakers –– broadcast Thursday nights on the basic cable network Youtoo –– is energetic, goofy, rough-edged, and utterly sincere in its love of the supernatural memes o...



HERE'S A PREDICTION: DEZ BRYANT WILL BREAK EVERY COWBOYS RECORD HELD BY ANY PREVIOUS NO. 88. (flickr photo by AJ Guel)

Dallas Cowboys Poised To Get All-Pro Love

Jeff Prince
Sportswriter Peter Schrager’s All-Pro predictions give plenty of props for our ‘Boys in silver and blue. Stacking up impressive statistics has been easier for the Cowboys than winning games, so it’s not surpri...


THE GODDESS FORTUNA DID NOT SMILE ON THE COWBOYS AT THE CRUCIAL TIME IN YESTERDAY'S LOSS TO THE SAINTS.

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints

Jeff Prince
Injury Gods have frowned on the Cowboys all season, but Goddess Fortuna has been all-in with this team, helping them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Until yesterday. With the score tied 31-31 in overtime, Fortuna s...



Shut Up and Play the Hits

The Year in Music Documentaries

Kristian Lin
I noticed an unusual number of good music documentaries this year, and I thought I’d post about them before I posted my list of the year’s best documentaries, which is coming later on. 1. Shut Up and Play the Hits I didn’...


SUSPIRIA

NRA, Obama Attack Movie Violence

JIMMY FOWLER
The national gun debate has officially gotten surreal: President Obama and the National Rifle Association agree on something. At a news conference earlier today, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA executive vice president, blamed “Holly...